I am the local pc go to guy where I work and a friend gave me his ASUS laptop. When I turn it on this is what I get in a black and white screen
ASUS LAPTOP K501J
Press F12 if you want to boot from the network
Press ESC for BIOS POPUP
The MCH is operating with DDR2-667/CL5 in Dual channel mode
Cant detect TPM device !
Initializing USB controllers...Done
Auto-Detecting AHCI Port 0..SATA Hard Disk
Auto-Detecting AHCI PORT 1..ATAPI CDROM
SATA PORT0 ST9320325AS 0002SDM1
S.M.A.R.T. Capable and status ok
SATA PORT1 MATSHITADVD-RAM UJ880AS 1.00
AUTO-DETECTING USB Mass Storage devices..
00 USB mass storage devices found and configured.
Hard Disk locked, enter master password:
(Press <ESC> to skip)
I press ESC then get this
Skipped..Hard Disk still locked!
WARNING: Continue booting with this drive being locked might cause system to hang with some OS.
Hit Enter to continue..
I hit ENTER Then get this
Check cable connection!
PXE-MOF: Exiting Intel PXE ROM.
Reboot and select proper boot device
or insert boot media in selected Boot device and press a key
So now I am at a stand still and have no idea what to do..Hopefully someone is able to help me
I do not know if this hard drive has been replaced prior to me having it. I do have restore disks to it however when I tried it, it lasted for about 4-5 minutes and I received a the word ERROR in red across the entire screen
I would also like to add that I just now was able to get into bios by pressing F2
This post has been edited by Cobra99: 15 February 2013 - 11:28 AM